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Driscoll Health Plan maintains

          highest level of national accreditation

          When it                                                  level of quality performance as a health service
          comes to the                                             organization.
          Driscoll Health
          Plan (DHP), its                                          The accreditation/reaccreditation occurs every three
          members and                                              years and takes about six to nine months. DHP first
          South Texas                                              earned URAC accreditation in April 2014 and has
          communities                                              continued to successfully maintain accreditation ever
          it serves can                                            since.
          count on                                                 “Healthcare is a complex industry where there is a lot at
          the fact that                                            stake. It is critical that those involved are held to national
          a leading                                                standards for quality, accountability and consumer
          accrediting                                              protection,” said Judith Brown, Manager of Quality
          group has                                                Management for Driscoll Health Plan.
          declared DHP
          maintains the highest level of quality performance.      “Achievement of URAC accreditation demonstrates
                                                                   an organization’s clear commitment to quality and
          URAC, a national nonprofit accreditation organization,   continuous improvement. URAC accreditation ensures
          gave Driscoll Health Plan its Full Health Plan           members and the communities served that Driscoll
          Accreditation status in April 2020. Full accreditation   Health Plan has achieved those critical standards. They
          means that Driscoll Health Plan has met all requirements   can be sure of the quality of care and service provided by
          of the accreditation process and achieved the highest    Driscoll Health Plan,” said Brown.

          Cystic Fibrosis Center earns

          awards from national foundation

          The Cystic                                               centers by providing them with financial awards –
          Fibrosis Center                                          registry grant money – based on the number of CF
          at Driscoll                                              patients they treat and how up-to-date and complete
          Children’s                                               their registry information is.
          Hospital has
          provided                                                 In 2020, Driscoll Children’s Hospital Cystic Fibrosis
          specialized care                                         Center received its largest award yet from the CF
          to children living                                       Foundation, nearly $58,000.
          with the chronic
          genetic disease                                          In addition, the CF Foundation recognized the Cystic
          since 2015.                                              Fibrosis Center at Driscoll Children’s Hospital with its
                                                                   Outstanding Care Center Partnership Award. The award
          Children with                                            was presented at the 2020 North American Cystic
          cystic fibrosis                                          Fibrosis Conference on Oct. 23, 2020.
          (CF) have a defective gene that causes the body to make
          thick mucus that can clog the lungs and lead to infection,   “Since the creation of Driscoll’s Cystic Fibrosis Center in
          as well as block the pancreas and negatively affect      2015, we have continued to grow and mature each year.
          digestion.                                               I couldn’t be more proud of our fantastic team here at

          Some 30,000 people in the United States have cystic      Driscoll, and there is no doubt that we will continue to
          fibrosis, and centers like the one at Driscoll maintain a   shine as a center of excellence,” said Jon Roberts, MD,
          registry of nearly all those patients. The Cystic Fibrosis   FCCP, Pediatric Pulmonologist and Program Director of
          Foundation helps support the work of cystic fibrosis     the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Center.

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